I am a dress person.
This isn't news to anyone who knows me. I find them to be lazy and uncomplicated- which I love. I can slip on a dress or skirt and feel feminine (without much effort) and well dressed. The great thing about a dress is that once you put it on, you are done. There is nothing else to do but grab your sunnies and walk out the door.
Obviously, I am drawn to other dress people. I feel a gravitation pull towards my kindred fashion spirits.
They get it.
The American Look was defined in the Forties and Fifties by designer Claire McCardell. She created tailored dresses, like this one housed at the Fashion Resource Center at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, constructed in wash and wear/ drip dry fabrics. Her beautiful garments rejected the complexity of the contemporary design world and instead allowed women to dress in a simple (yet lovely) manner.
She gets it.
Shabby Apple, an affordable dress mecca, also understands my love for the ease of a one piece ensemble. I want everything but I am particularly in love with their Roamin' Holiday collection. I plan to purchase the Primavera ($84) and the Tiber ($88).